- 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
- Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
- This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively.
- BAM "Bob" Schreiner, airline owner (S Aviation Group), dies at 79
- Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, dies at 74
- Leigh Bowery, designer, dies at 33
- Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), dies at 83
Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80